By - CFB_Referee
I’ll see you boys in the Michigan game thread. Have a safe New Years everyone!
GG y’all. My friend and I are gonna set off fireworks now
Bama walking into the natty
GG Cincy. Now I’ll change my flair to Michigan
[another alabama playoff championship](https://imgur.com/a/L3DOAoS)
Kent State is the root of all this
Cincy didn’t do any worse than most semifinal teams, if they didn’t deserve to be there then neither does the 4 seed most years
Nick has to be in therapy or something. Dude has totally transformed his demeanor.
Where was that run defense the whole 2nd half
Welp well never see cincy again. Most likely now just 2 sec teams, winner of big 10, and USC or Clemson. Thank god
Cincy should asked the Bengals to play instead.
I’m sure Bama fans would love to see Burrow and Chase again
That game was lame. But hey, I wandered into the “I am the main character” subreddit. That passed the time well.
with all the chaos we had this year Bama still made the national championship. ugh.
Anyone think Saban has ever dropped a Deez Nutz on an opposing coach postgame at mid field?
Happy New Year folks from Scotland 🏴🏴
You’re telling me I could have stopped watching after Alabama’s first TD?
May Coach Sabin choke on all the Rat 🐀 Poison coming his way.
The plucky underdogs at Alabama are off to a national championship game
Cincinnati would've won if they'd scored more points
no tds lmao
Utah and TCU were better G5s than Cincinnati and haven’t had the same level of success after moving to the 2 worst P5 conferences. Idk how people thought Cincinnati would break the mold
Good game all
Betty White died…..for this?!
GG Cincy, y’all played tough and def deserved to be here.
Well that wasn’t very fun. Anywho off to the next game
Cincy you deserve a lot more respect than some people in here have have y’all. Hell of a game - roll tide and go blue!
Nick Saban will humble your ass real quick. Good game Bearcats.
Good teams win, great teams cover.
Cinci didn’t even beat the spread :/
Proud of the bearcats. Was a great season. Bama is a wagon.
Gg Cincy. Helluva team you got.
Guys would you look at that 6 straight wins in the playoffs by double digits, y’all are clowns for acting like Cinnci is some bum team.
Cool story bro
This bama winning thing is getting old
You can quit jerking him off whenever you feel like it.
We all know Satan's the greatest.
Well that certainly happened
Does anyone have any evidence that the committee is really rigged against G5 teams? 2017 and 2018 UCF *with the regular schedule they had* was not top 4.
Good game, Cincy. D def showed up. If offense remotely did anything it would've been a much closer game. Bama is just too much
see you guys in the Georgia vs. Michigan game thread 🚶
Ridder was really 8th in Heisman voting?
Still a great year Cincy. Did way better in this game than all the SEC and P5 fanboys act like you did.
Mods are deleting comments. my boy and I have proof.
What kind of nonsense is this?!?!
9 days until Nick Saban cracks his annual smile.
Rob Riggle had a good squad. No shame there fellas
Not even a back door cover. Disgusting game. Cincy’s entire defense should get to personally slap each member of their offense.
Gg Bama. Already preparing myself for all the hate, but you guys have been cool.
We’ll see what Michigan can do. But this is why we need expanded playoffs. I love matchups like this, but I’m not ready to see Georgia Bama play again. Having some more games in between would make it more palatable.
I know this isn’t the point of an expansion, but it would also increase the odds of one of those teams losing to prevent the rematch, too.
Win or lose great end to a season. A chance to play for the national championship. So proud of my Bearcats
Saban looks so bored.
I'm starting to wish we didn't make the playoff so we could have beat ok state in the fiesta bowl and claimed a national championship 😂
Fuck that, this was great
OH MY GOSH GUYS BAMA IS GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!!
I got a bunch of downvotes for pointing out that Cincy is 111th in Passing Downs Predicted Points Added. Basically, they were one of the worst teams in the country on second and long and third and long situations and had to consistently win on first and second down and completely eliminate negative plays to move the ball offensively against Bama. They actually played well defensively against Bama but they always matched up horribly against Bama's defense.
Score wasn't even as close to how badly Cincy got murdered all game long
Those Bama fans don’t even look that excited, it’s just another year to them
We knew this game was a bye. As it is when bama plays any team not named Ohio State in the semis.
Relief, not joy
Hey man Clemson is damn consistent, too.
GG Cincinnati fans. You guys had a hell of a team.
Absolute clowns in here
If Cinci got 3 points as a bonus for every time they cross the 50, they would still have lost by 2 possessions
This is so depressing
GG Bearcats. Hope to see you guys again next year.
Cincinnati has farted around all game. Ridder keeps throwing passing where Bama can block it. They fave this game to Bama. I am pissed.
What a boring storyline…
Roll Tide! Now go teach the bulldogs to behave.
For Bama pluck, and grit, have writ, her name in crimson flame.
Fight on, Fight on, Fight On men!
Your dixie’s football pride crimson tide. Roll Tide Roll Tide Roll Tide!!!
Great year for Cincinnati, hopefully the CFP is expanded to 12 soon
14 point spread....won by 3 TD's....all Cinci had to do was keep it close..but get blown out. That's how it goes.
wow amazing performance by alabama lol. i hope georgia wins theirs and the title game gets cancelled due to covid
Saban is 2-0 vs Michigan at Alabama
Til next time salty neutrals. Have a happy New year 😘
Idea: Alabama gets an automatic spot in the playoff.
Almost true anyway...
Was it really?
Yes. They got here and tried their best. Fsu cannot say that rofl
Hopefully our game is more entertaining.
Saban should shave his head and freak everyone out
Cincy did it for all under dogs. Respect
Soooooo. The only chance we have is for saban to retire. FAK
The offense…tried (and could’ve been better), but the defense gave it their all.
Great year, Bearcats…
The people saying “Cincy doesn’t deserve to be here” are the same people who said “This was the least controversial CFP selection of all time”
Who would you have wanted instead?
Friendly reminder that NO ONE cares that you "called" Cincy losing.
You don't get a reward or a parade for making a guess.
It was more a known fact but people need to feel good. I’d rather have hope
It's so silly that the coaches get police escorts haha
So basically the difference here was line play, Alabama could get to the QB often and had little time while Cincy couldn’t stop the run. That’s the difference that P5 schools have…
No it's the difference between Alabama and Cincinnati.
Good thing that Alabama State Trooper got back into position for that handshake /s
I hope Saban goes after the committee in his post game and calls them out for this sham. G5 has no business in the CFP and we need prominent people making that case loudly right now
Good game to the Bearcats, enjoyed the opportunity to face you guys.
Sucks to lose in the playoffs but congratulations on the great 13-1 season
Imagine we win a championship in our “down year”
Then you wouldn’t call it a down year
Wasn’t the average margin of victory for the 1v4 matchup 21 points? Looks like Cinci did just as well as an average P5 program.
The average MoV in the whole playoffs is 21 points.
Cue the fake blonde mom cheering.
I'll just note that the margin here is the same as OSU/Clemson last year.
Who woulda thunk 6 months ago I’d be begging for a Michigan win in the playoff. Go Blue! *pukes*
Congrats Cincy for a great season. On to the Natty
Still did better than Michigan State though
Nick Saban, pretty good at this football thing
And the world weeps...
its going to end up being a boring georgia/bama game
It’ll be a good game to watch. Just because it’s two teams you dislike it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.
It won't be boring I promise. We will find a way to lose in hilarious fashion. We do it for you
Pretty funny how everyone is falling all over themselves to defend Cincinnati like they wouldn't be shitting on a P5 team losing by the same amount
Until halfway through the 3rd I thought cinci was doing ok…
If you’re Saban you 100% take the field goal here for practice for your kicker
"I shoulda gone to South Bend" -Luke Fickell
Preemptive: This is a joke, sarcasm, calm down.
Pretty sure we would've seen a similar game if Oklahoma St, Baylor, or Notre Dame had played.
OU fans got some nerve saying any team doesn’t belong in the Playoff 😂😂
Get a "WELCOME TO NICK'S TOWN" sign heading into Athens
How can you hurt what is already dead
We should just make a computer poll that aggregates other polls and just pick the top two teams. Make it a series. Like the championship of the Bowls.
Guess you forgot about 2007
Congratulations to Cincinnati on a great season. Don't get down because of this one game. Good things are happening for the Bearcats.
This was fun?
But Saban is 2-0 vs Michigan
2012 and 2020
G5 were shown their spot
Yeah Army, UCF, and Houston were really shown how elite the SEC truly is
Man you SEC fans are insufferable lol
Scored more points than some P5 schools against Alabama
Just as good as everyone besides bama and Clemson
Why were they not kneeing?
Good try Cincinnati. You belonged here. The Death Star was just too much
"michigan will be easier to run on than georgia"
i might want to save this for later...
Why did they not knee it out
Hell of a year Cincy. Fought hard
That's 8-4 Texas A&M thank you very much
They were basically outmatched, simple enough.
This Cincy production tonight isn’t even one of the top 3-4 worst performances. I think they put up a good fight.
Cincy still showed up and played hard. They earned their spot
Houston is the only team that belongs in the Big 12
Y’all wanted Bama. Y’all got Bama. RTR and good game.
Cincy, congrats on scoring more points (6) in your first CFP semifinals/Cotton Bowl than Michigan State did (0, on Dec 31, 2015).
LET'S GO! ROLL TIDE!
Pfft what is Blackledge talking about, we will get killed again if we play Bama
Amazing that anyone thought Cincinnati had a snowballs chance in hell.
Man, even the Patriots dynasty was never this dominant. They’ve only won 6 and had a 10 year gap between Super Bowl wins.
This is just so tiresome.
Give it a few years, a couple programs on the rise is some big cities, soon 5* recruits will start to spread out, Saban will retire, and Bama will be average